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Lightning Bug (27″) – Laser Cut Wood Pack

Laser Cut Wood Pack for this 27″ span high wing trainer for 20 Watt bell motors and 3-function R/C. Adapted from Bill Winter’s original plan by Tom Binkley.


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  • Designer: Bill Winter – adapted by Tom Binkley
  • Wingspan: 27″ / 685 mm
  • Power Source: 1811 2000KV 20W micro outrunner (bell type) 6A brushless ESC
  • Radio Functions: 3
  • Battery: 2S 300 mAh LiPo
  • Length: 19 ½” / 495 mm
  • Weight: 4 oz. / 113 g
  • Wings Area:  123 sq. in.
  • Wing Loading: 4.7 oz. / sq. ft.

Full Description

Tom Binkley has taken Bill Winter’s original 1961 design and updated it for a modern lightweight R/C, a 20W bell outrunner motor for power, and two 5g micro servos. This simple-to-build all-wood model is drawn to full scale and requires basic model-building skills. Model weight approx. 4 oz. Ideal beginner’s model.

What’s in a Laser or CNC Cut Wood Pack?

A CNC or Laser Cut Wood Pack contains most, if not all, of the intricately shaped parts shown on the plan, which would be difficult or time-consuming to cut out by hand. It does not contain any sheet or strip wood, which you will need to buy separately. Alternatively, you can purchase an Additional Wood Pack, if available. Our Laser or CNC Cut Wood Packs only contain balsa, ply & lite ply and do not include other materials that may be required to complete the model, such as hardwoods, metals & GRP sheets.


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